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Tech Tips with Steve Stanton: May 5 & 12

Join local techie Steve Stanton of Leelanau Computer Repair for two informative workshops via Zoom. On Wednesday, May 5 at 10:30 am Steve will show you How to Get the Most out of Zoom. For an outline of this Zoom tutorial, click here. On Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 am explore How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad. Contact us to register for these virtual presentations. Thanks to the Suttons Bay Bingham Library for organizing and hosting these timely tutorials.

Author interview: Ronan Hession – May 13

Your Leelanau County Libraries are partnering with the Cottage Book Shop to welcome Ronan Hession, author of Leonard and Hungry Paul on Thursday, May 13 at 2:00 pm. Pull up a chair and grab a cup of tea and we’ll chat with Ronan, via Zoom, all the way from Ireland. In his charming debut novel, Hession tells the story of two single, 30-something friends who still live with their parents and who are, in a word, nice. They take care of their parents and play board games together. They like to read. They take satisfaction from their work. They are resolutely kind. And they realize that none of this is considered normal. Leonard and Hungry Paul is about the uncelebrated people of this world, and asks a surprisingly enthralling question: Is it really them against the world, or are they on to something? To register for this program click here. The book is available for sale at Cottage Book Shop.

Dinner with Friends: May 10

Abra Berens returns for two encore dinner gatherings, sharing cooking insights along with two special guests.  On Monday, April 12, she talked with chef Evan Hanczor, creator of the innovative Table of Contents program. The featured dish was Changuadownload the recipe and make your own at home!

The May 10 session will feature Shauna Sever, author of the newly published Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland. Abra and Shauna will be talking about the deep roots of Midwetern baking, how to put on a radio show during COVID, and her favorite fruit desserts over a dinner of Shauna’s recipes for Nebraskan Runzas (effectively Nebraskan pasties) and Cassata Cake (the famed cannoli cake for Columbus, Ohio.) The presentation will take place at 7:00 pm. To register click here.

For recordings of Abra’s previous presentations, click here. Featured recipes from her presentations are also available here. Many thanks to the Leland Township Library for hosting these virtual gatherings.

Stories & More: Thursday mornings at 11:00

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join our “virtual” story hours beginning January 14, and enjoy some great stories, songs and all-around fun. Sessions will be hosted by Joanne “Yogi” Beare and Maryellen Paull, program coordinator. You can also pick up a take-home craft activity related to each week’s stories. Contact us for the Zoom meeting link, or for more information about the program.

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables available in our collection.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: March 25

Many thanks to the EOM crew for their informative presentation about hemp and sustainable, regenerative agriculture. To watch a recording of their presentation click here. For additional information, consider these recommended websites and books.